The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, after an article about the elimination of one of the leaders of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in Tehran, rejected information about the presence of members of the group on the territory of the country.
Earlier, the New York Times, citing intelligence officials, reported that one of the group leaders, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was involved in the attacks on American embassies in Africa in 1998, was eliminated by Israeli agents in Tehran three months ago.
“The official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, strongly rejects the presence of any members of this group in Iran and recommends that the American media should not be guided by the Hollywood scenarios of the American and Zionist authorities,” the Ministry said in a statement.
Khatibzadeh also stressed that al-Qaeda is “the brainchild of erroneous American policies and their allies in the region,” saying that the United States and Israel with such information about the presence of terrorists in Iran are trying to absolve themselves of responsibility for the criminal actions of “this and other terrorist groups.”
A representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the “accusations” against Tehran are made in economic, information, and psychological warfare.